Education

“TELEMUNDO LOCAL ACADEMY” launches at Cal Sate Northridge

The Telemundo Station Group, part of NBCUniversal Local – a division that includes 43 NBC/Telemundo stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and six regional sports networks – announced California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is its fourth and newest partner for the group’s “Telemundo Local Academy” journalism training program. The one-year program kicks off at CSUN in September 2022.

FIU scholarship to honor Gustavo Godoy and support next generation of broadcast journalists

Florida International University (FIU) and its Department of Journalism + Media announced the establishment of the Gustavo Godoy Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism in honor of the award-winning and legendary newsman.

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises extends “NUESTRAS FINANZAS” campaign

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is again bringing awareness to Financial Literacy Month through the next phase of its national Nuestras Finanzas (Our Finances) campaign to continue to empower the U.S. Hispanic community with information and resources about key aspects of financial literacy.

The 3 Things Employees Really Want: Career, Community, Cause

Strike up a conversation about work values, and it won’t be long before someone brings up a pyramid — a famous psychologist’s best-known theory. Abraham Maslow’s big idea was that we all have a hierarchy of needs: once our basic physiological and safety needs are fulfilled, we seek love and belongingness, then self-esteem and prestige, and finally self-actualization. But that pyramid was built more than half a century ago, and psychologists have recently concluded that it’s in need of renovation.

Recruiters and Students Have Differing Perceptions of New Grad Proficiency in Competencies

Given the gap in perceptions, college students who can demonstrate concrete evidence of their proficiency in key areas—for example, through internships and other types of experiences and activities—can stand out in the job market.

College Board & Telemundo award College Scholarships

The College Board and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced last week on Telemundo’s national morning show Hoy Dia the scholarship recipients of this year’s College Board and Telemundo Academy Triunfadores campaign designed to guide Spanish-speaking families through the college planning process. Students earned opportunities for scholarships by completing any or all of a series of key college planning steps through BigFuture, the College Board’s free college planning tool

UNC-Chapel Hill and Winston Family Foundation launch national center to study effects of technology, social media on child brain development

A new research center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will examine the long-term effects of technology and social media use on teen social and emotional development

National Puerto Rican Day launches 2022 Scholarship Program

For the sixth consecutive year, the NPRDP will award 100 scholarships valued at $2,000 each, for a total $200,000, to exceptional students of Puerto Rican descent that are making a difference in their communities. Applicants must be high school seniors or full-time college/university students in their freshman through junior years in college.

Multicultural marketing: Lessons from the past in predicting the future

  Writings on multicultural marketing penned since the turn of the century reveal several trends borne from current events. In the early aughts, authors cited an unbridled optimism promising a future celebrating the potentialities of multiculturalism (Burton, 2002; Garcia, 2004). In this spirit, those who were once seen as commodities in the American dream were increasingly seen as valuable contributors to it, introducing new foods, clothing, and arts, and increasingly viewed as a potent economic force in their own right (Williams-Sanchez, 2021). Companies responded with total market approaches, though the promise of integrating diverse segments into the totality of marketing efforts, was never fully realized (Morse, 2021). Worse still, the multicultural ethos triggered a backlash from those seeking to retain white hegemony (Morse, 2018; Ulver & Laurell, 2020)..  By Amy Huber, Doctoral Student - Florida State University, School of Communication

Nation’s Teachers More Diverse but Still Lag Racial, Ethnic Makeup of Students

The racial and ethnic diversity of the nation’s 6.6 million teachers has increased since 1990 but has not caught up with the diversity of their students, according to a U.S. Census Bureau analysis of employment and population data.

The benefits of a bilingual brain [VIDEO]

It's obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier -- like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain?

Telemundo Puerto Rico expands training program for Journalist Students

The Telemundo Station Group, part of NBCUniversal Local – a division that includes 43 NBC/Telemundo stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico – is expanding its preparation program for journalism college students by adding Universidad del Sagrado Corazon as a new program partner

Lost School Year With 90% of U.S. Teachers and 61% of Parents Predicting Increased Challenges as Children Head Back to School

The study focused on understanding the perspectives, anticipated challenges, and preparedness of teachers, parents, and students as we head back to school.

The Non-Existent Real-World Relevance of Academic Marketing Articles

Decisions in business are supposed to be rational and follow science. Easier said than done! That would require that scientific studies address high-impact issues that are relevant to business.

The Outlook is Bright: WAPA Televisión Announces New Internship Program for Meteorology Students in Puerto Rico

WAPA Television, has further amplified its commitment to serving the Island and its students with the creation of a new internship program between WAPA’s NotiCentro and the Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (RUM), a campus of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR).

Education as an Equalizer: New Survey of US Workers Finds Education Is a Catalyst for Change in the Workplace [REPORT]

According to the report, Black (90%) and Hispanic/Latino (91%) workers believe learning new skills will be important for them to succeed in the future.

12 Ways to Get Smarter

The level of a person’s raw intelligence, as measured by aptitude tests such as IQ scores, is generally stable for most people during the course of their adulthood.

We should advocate for trade schools just as much as college, especially after a pandemic

Why is it always, “Make sure you go to college,” and never “Make sure you go to trade school?”

Despite Small, Steady Increases in Latinx Students Attending Summer Learning Programs, Latinx Children’s Participation Now Lags Behind Other Groups [REPORT]

The summer of 2021 will be vitally important, as students and families try to recover from the isolation, trauma, and learning loss the pandemic caused. Yet a new study that looks in-depth at summer learning in 2019 and 2020 finds that Latinx student participation in programs remains low, despite some recent growth and remarkably high parent satisfaction. Just 44% of Latinx families with children report that their child was involved in a summer learning program in 2019 – an increase from 39% in 2013 and 29% in 2008. But while 2.7 million Latinx children took part in a structured summer experience in 2019, nearly 4.4 million more would have been enrolled if a program were available to them, their parents said.

First-Generation College Graduates Lag Behind Their Peers on Key Economic Outcomes [REPORT]

Even as the cost of college continues to rise, with student debt levels climbing along with it, the long-term financial benefits of a four-year college degree remain indisputable. Adults who have attained at least a bachelor’s degree have better economic outcomes, on average, than adults who have not completed college. They tend to earn more and accumulate more wealth.

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